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Listing State SA

Art Gallery of South Australia

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, JamFactory and Adelaide Botanic Garden

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
3 March – 3 June 2018

Extending across Adelaide’s cultural precinct, North Terrace, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial will be presented at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Adelaide Botanic Garden including the Santos Museum of Economic Botany.

Delivering new and unexpected visions in mediums such as photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image will be artists from all corners of the country including: Lisa Adams (QLD), Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Roy Ananda (SA), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Kristian Burford (SA), Maria Fernanda Cardoso (NSW), Barbara Cleveland (NSW), Kirsten Coelho (SA), Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy (NSW), Tamara Dean (NSW), Tim Edwards (SA), Emily Floyd (VIC), Hayden Fowler (NSW), Julie Gough (TAS), Ghostpatrol David Booth (VIC), Amos Gebhardt (VIC), Timothy Horn (VIC), Louise Hearman (VIC), Ken Sisters (SA), Lindy Lee (NSW), Khai Liew (SA), Angelica Mesiti (NSW), Patricia Piccinini (VIC), Pip + Pop (WA), Patrick Pound (VIC), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Nike Savvas (NSW), Christian Thompson (VIC), John R Walker (NSW) and Douglas Watkin (QLD).

This substantial pantheon of intriguing artists, speak variously to the drama of the cosmos and evolution, on beauty and the environment, and they reflect on human life and society, the diaspora — and the past, and the future.


12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000


Opening – 5:30 PM – Wednesday, 4 April
Artist Talks – 6pm
Running – 5 – 21 April 2018

April marks a decade of FELTspace and to celebrate we are proud to present Director’s Cut. Director’s Cut is a group exhibition curated from 5 of the most memorable and beloved makers who have shown at Compton Street during the last 10 years.

Roy Ananda
Roy Ananda is a South Australian artist, writer and educator whose objects, drawings, installations, and videos variously celebrate pop-culture, play, process and the very act of making. Ananda’s solo projects have included A is for Anvil (2006) at West Space (Melbourne), The Devourer (2013) at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, and Slow crawl into infinity (2014) at the Samstag Museum of Art (Adelaide). His work has been included in such significant survey exhibitions as Primavera (2004) at the MCA (Sydney), the Australian Drawing Biennial (2004) at the Drill Hall Gallery (Canberra), and CACSA Contemporary 2015 at SASA Gallery (Adelaide). In 2010 he was the South Australian recipient of the Qantas Foundation Art Award, which facilitated research trips to the U.K., Germany, and the U.S.A. Ananda is currently Head of Drawing at Adelaide Central School of Art and holds a Masters by Research degree from the University of South Australia focussed on the intersection of pop-culture fandom and contemporary art practice. Most recently, Ananda presented a major new work in Divided Worlds, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, inspired by his lifelong passion for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.

Matthew Bradley
Matthew Bradley’s sculptural and performative works are the result of an experimental and original approach to thinking and making. Qualities of art relevant to his practice include those that are akin to the work of the cosmologist, the physicist and the engineer. He is known for a restrained and methodical approach to materials and form, and philosophically robust engagements with notions as diverse as risk, delinquency, the evolution of consciousness, the origins of the universe and the fatal attraction of the horizon. His practice explores the complicated relationship of these notions to the intellectual advancement of society and the psychic renewal of the individual citizen.

Bradleys work has been included in major survey exhibitions of Australian art including The National 2017: New Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Before and After Science, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2010; Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2008 and Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1999. Recent solo exhibitions include: A Forest of Lightning, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 2016, Destroyer of Worlds, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, 2016; Space Chickens help me make Apple pie, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide, 2012. Matthew Bradley is represented by GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery.

Louise Haselton
Louise Haselton completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture) at The University of South Australia, 1991 and a Masters of Art (by Research) at RMIT University, Melbourne in 2002. In 2005 she undertook a Helpmann Academy Residency at Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi, India. Haselton’s sculptural artwork has recently been exhibited in Do It Adelaide at the Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Magic Object : Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, at The Art Gallery of SA and Fabrik at the Ian Potter Museum and Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne. Haselton has held major solo exhibitions at The Contemporary Art Centre of SA and The Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. Louise Haselton is represented by by GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery.

Heidi Kenyon
By exploring nuances in ordinary things Heidi Kenyon’s sculpture and installation practice seeks to encourage viewers to find meaning and magic in everyday spaces, objects and rituals. In 2015, Kenyon completed a Masters by Research (Major Studio Project) at the University of South Australia, following a graduation with First Class Honours from the South Australian School of Art in 2007. Kenyon has received a number of commendations for her work including the Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award (2012), the MF & MH Joyner Scholarship in Fine Arts (2012), the Ruth Tuck Scholarship (2010), and the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize (2008).

Kenyon has exhibited her work locally, interstate and internationally in galleries including Shift Gallery, London, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Australian Experimental Art Foundation and the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia.

She has participated in residencies, workshops and mentorships within Australia, Italy, America, and the UK, and has made site specific works for public art events and festivals including the One River Project (2013, SA and ACT) and Supernormal (2010, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire, UK).

Kate Power
Kate Power is sculpture and installation artist based in Adelaide. Her practice embraces video, performance, textiles, sculpture and installation to investigate coexistence and enforced social constructions that can complicate how people relate to one another. Power is a graduate with first class Honours from the South Australian School of Art. She has been awarded the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize. Power has exhibited at BLINDSIDE (VIC); CACSA Project Space (SA); Fontanelle (SA); Paper Mountain ARI (WA); FELTspace (SA); Light Square Gallery (SA); Seventh Gallery (VIC); Format (SA); Sydney Contemporary Art fair (NSW). She has undertaken residencies at SIM in Iceland, NARS Foundation in New York and at the British School in Rome.